Baked Apple Chips
3 Apples *(I used a combination of Pink Lady, Honey Crisp and Granny Smith apples)
2 Teaspoons, Cinnamon
2 Teaspoons, Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/8 Teaspoon, Nutmeg
6 Tablespoons, Sugar
1 Teaspoon, Salt
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place a silpat on a baking sheet.
Rinse and slice the apples so that you get rings (slice very thinly). I used my mandolin to slice the apples really thin. Place the apple slices onto the baking sheet.
In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, sugar and salt. Sprinkle the mixture over top of the apples.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour. After an hour, flip the apples over, sprinkle the top of the apples with the cinnamon/sugar mixture and bake for another 1 1/2 hours longer.
Turn the oven off and leave the baking sheet of apples in the oven to cool down, for approx. 1 hour. This will help to make sure all the apples get nice and crispy.
Eat once cooled off or enjoy as a snack later. Store the apples in an airtight container up to 1 week (no need to refrigerate).
If you like tart apples, then the granny smith apples will give you that flavor. If you don’t care for tartness then just use the other types of apples or any kind you like.
If you do not have a Silpat no worries. I only have 1 Silpat sheet so I used one baking sheet with a Silpat sheet on it (no need to spray). I used a 2nd baking sheet with a rack on it (spray the baking sheet and rack with cooking spray). Both trays turned out great; both delivered crispy apples.
The thinner you can slice the apples, the crispier they will get. If they are thicker, you may just need to bake them longer, even 1 hour longer. Letting them cool off in the oven is key too.